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Macro Cultural Psychology: A Political Philosophy of Mind

Carl Ratner

Abstract

This book articulates a new psychological theory and cultural theory that construes psychology as based in macro cultural factors, recapitulating the features of macro cultural factors, and functioning to perpetuate macro cultural factors. Participating in macro cultural factors is shown to generate general and concrete features of psychology. The theory traces general features of psychology (thinking, emotions, self-concept) to general features of cultural factors, and it traces concrete features of psychology (the individualistic self, anorexia, romantic love) to concrete macro cultural fact ... More

Keywords: politics, cultural theory, cultural factors, emotions, structuralism, critical realism, Vygotsky

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195373547
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373547.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carl Ratner, author
The Institute for Cultural Research and Education